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Principal's Weekly Update #180

Did You Hear? -
Last Wednesday evening we hosted our annual AP/Honors Night - for incoming freshmen 2015 and their parents. The evening presentation included an overview of the 17 Honors and 22 Advanced Placement courses students may select over their four year at YLHS. A Big Thank You to Jamie and the Counseling department for organizing the evening presentation and each representative from the following departments:
 Science – Greg Walls
 Language Arts – Stacy Shube
 Social Science – Rey Lejano
 World Languages – Sissi Mueller
 Math – Wes Peacock
 Computer Science – Dan Eliot
 Special guest “student” presentations by Thomas Kim and Roshni Patel
Great job everyone!

The Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation – “Mock Trial” - will present awards on February 6th to students, Kelsey Cooper and Elizabeth Tipping. Both students are part of the very first YLHS Mock Trial Team that defeated four other high school teams in our first season of competition. “The students on your school’s team showed commitment and dedication to the goals and challenges of the Mock Trial program,” quoted the CRF Foundation. Congratulations Kelsey and Elizabeth, along with teacher/advisors, Lisa Tully and Noelle Toxqui.

Did you Know? – our very own Terry Kerans was one of 27 PYLUSD employees who won a “Fitbit Flex” for her participation in the “Maintain, Don’t Gain” campaign over the holidays. Great job, Terry!

A Big Thank You - to Shea, ASB and staff who planned and participated in “The Battle of the Sexes” week. It was fun to see students involved in all the activities and rally.

YLHS Application for 2015 California Gold Ribbon School - will be mailed on January 20th. Our report focuses on academic content and performance standards with the schoolwide “Step-Up-To-Writing” program and the Common Core State Standards. A Big, Big Thank You to Stacy Shube, Sarah Shay, Scott Mazurier and Jamie Jauch for the long days spent gathering data and writing our application. In addition, our team took on the challenge to complete the “Exemplary Arts Education” application by January 20th in hopes that our Fine Arts Department will receive special recognition for all of the classes in Fine Arts and opportunities provided to our students. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and look for the OC County Department of Ed to visit our campus in March with the award!

For Your Planning -
Week of January 20, 21, 22 is finals schedule
January 23 – Non-Student Day
January 26 – PLC will be department plans to start new semester


Thought for the Week
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of January 19 – January 24, 2015

Monday, January 19
Martin Luther King Day Holiday

Tuesday, January 20
FINALS – Per 1 & 2 – Full Day Schedule
M F/S, JV & V Basketball vs. El Modena JV & V 4:00/7:00 Home
F/S 4:30 El Modena HS
W F/S, JV & V Basketball vs. El Modena JV & V 2:45/5:30 Home
F/S 3:00 El Modena HS
W F/S, JV & V Soccer vs. Brea Olinda 3:15/3:15/5:30 Home
W F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. Esperanza 3:15/5:15/4:15 Home

Wednesday, January 21
Finals – Per 3 & 4 – Minimum Day
M F/S, JV & V Soccer @ Brea 3:00/3:00/4:45 Brea Olinda HS
M F/S, JV & V Wrestling vs. El Dorado 4:30/4:30/6:00 Home

Thursday, January 22
Finals – Per 5 & 6 – Minimum Day
W F/S, JV & V Soccer vs. El Dorado JV & V 3:00 El Dorado HS
F/S 3:00 Wagner Elementary

Friday, January 23
End of Semester – Non-Student Day
M F/S, JV & V Basketball vs. Villa Park 4:00/5:30/7:00 Home
W JV & V Basketball @ Villa Park 5:30/7:00 Villa Park HS
M F/S, JV & V Soccer vs. Canyon 3:00/3:00/5:00 Home
W V Soccer vs. Villa Park 4:00 Home

Saturday, January 24
F/S Wrestling @ Valencia 8:00 Valencia HS
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